NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
STATE OF HAWAII
HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY
1002 NORTH SCHOOL STREET
HONOLULU, HAWAII 96817
PHONE: (808) 832-6003
On or about September 21, 2007, the State of Hawaii will authorize the Hawaii Public Housing Authority (HPHA) to submit a request to the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of Captial Fund Program (CFP) funds under Title I of the United States Housing Act of 1937, as amended, to undertake the following HI08P00150107 (CFP 717) funded projects:
1. Project: Mayor Wright Homes
Scope of Work: Modernization of Baths and Kitchens
Location: 521 Kukui Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817
Est. Funding: $953,321.33
2. Project: Kuhio Park Terrace
Scope of Work: Extraordinary Maintenance
Location: 1475 Linapuni Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96819
Est. Funding: $1,445,862.47
3. Project: Kalihi Valley Homes Phase 3B
Scope of Work: Comprehensive Modernization of Site and Dwelling
Location: 2250 Kalena Drive, Honolulu, Hawaii 96819
Est. Funding: $4,000,000.00
4. Project: Lanakila Homes Phase 3A
Scope of Work: Development of Site and Dwelling
Location: 600 Wailoa Street, Hilo, Hawaii 96720
Est. Funding: $2,000,000.00
Funds for HI08P00150107 (CFP 717) are listed in the Federal Fiscal Year 2007 PHA Plan (Annual Statement, CFP) which was sent to HUD on April 13, 2007 and approved on June 22, 2007.
The activities proposed are categorically excluded under the HUD regulations 24 CFR Part 58 from the National Environmental Policy Act requirements. Environmental Review Records (ERR) that document the environmental determinations for these projects are on file at the HPHA, 1002 North School Street, Bldg. C, Honolulu, Hawaii and may be examined or copied weekdays from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the HPHA. All comments received by September 7, 2007 will be considered by the State of Hawaii prior to submission of a request for release of funds.
RELEASE OF FUNDS
The State of Hawaii certifies to the HUD that the Honorable Linda Lingle in her capacity as Governor consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. The HUDs acceptance of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and allows the HPHA to use Program funds.
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
Mr. Michael S. Flores, Director, Office of Public Housing, Honolulu Field Office at (808) 522-8175, ext. 226, will accept objections to its release of funds and the State of Hawaiis certification for a period of fifteen calendar days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if it is on one of the following basis: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the State of Hawaii; (b) the State of Hawaii has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by the HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58; (c) the grant recipient has incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by the HUD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58) and shall be addressed to the HUD at 500 Ala Moana Boulevard, Suite 3A, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813-4918. Potential objectors should contact the HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
(Signed) Linda Lingle
Governor, State of Hawaii
Notice #: 03512287